Toyota plans to launch the New Corolla by 5th September as per their site here. The New Corolla will be better known as the Corolla Altis. However you wont have to wait till the 5th to get a glimpse of the new Corolla. Toyota will be showing it at selected showrooms on the 23rd and 24th of this month.
The New Corolla will get a host of features such as instrument cluster with multi-info display, vehicle stability control, 8-way electrically adjustable power driver’s seat, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 16 inch wheels wrapped with 205/55R16 tyres, dual SRS airbags, brake assist, ABS, EBD.
It will be priced from 13.5 Lakhs for the base manual to 15.5 Lakhs for the top end automatic, so it better be good as this is bang in Jetta territory. Bookings for the Altis are open. I think what Toyota plans to do is to keep the current Corolla as the entry level vehicle to fight the City and the new Corolla Altis as a premium offering to combat the Civic. Toyota is emphasizing on quality and i dont see why this car wont be a success. Only if it was more sainly priced, now the Civic looks terrific value.